Category Archives: Tech News

Final Fantasy's Naoki Yoshida on the challenges of developing for 4K consoles

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Now that the Xbox One X has arrived alongside the PlayStation 4 Pro, we have well and truly entered the era of 4K gaming. Sure, many of us still have one foot in the not-so-distant Full HD past but the march onwards has begun.  Technology is advancing and gaming is changing for both players and […]

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SoftBank looks to finalize Uber investment today

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After months of talks, SoftBank Group is close to finalizing its investment in Uber. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that the deal is expected to be signed later in the day on Sunday. SoftBank plans to lead a $1 billion investment directly in the company alongside Dragoneer Investment Group. The joint venture will also buy up […]

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Review: Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller

If you’re the kind of person who will arrive at the airport without charging your phone or laptop, you are also the kind of person who will forget to charge the battery bank in your smart luggage. I discovered this when a three-hour delay kicked off my weekend trip with Incase’s NoviConnected carry-on suitcase. Sorry, […]

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Viewsnight: ‘If it’s censorship you want, don’t leave it to Facebook’

Historian Niall Ferguson argues that we should beware giving the big tech companies even more power. Source link

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Uber loses in London again in its battle over driver rights

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Uber’s not having the best of times in London at the moment: today it lost its appeal over a decision on driver classification. An employment tribunal has upheld a decision made last year drivers are not self-employed but must be treated as workers employed by Uber. That means drivers are entitled to workers’ rights, including […]

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PayPal takes on crowdfunding with Money Pools, where groups chip in to raise money and buy things

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When Airbnb acquired and subsequently shut down Tilt — a platform that let people pool together to pay for items or events — many (including former Tilt employees) were left wondering what could and would replace it. PayPal has stepped into the fray in an attempt to provide its own answer. The payments giant has now […]

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Logitech Is Giving Every Harmony Link Owner a Free Harmony Hub

When Logitech decided to intentionally brick its Harmony Link hub next March, it somehow didn’t anticipate the backlash, which spread from Reddit comment threads to major tech publications and beyond. Thursday, the company changed tack. The Harmony Link will still die next spring. But if you own one, no matter when you bought it, you’ll […]

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Leaked benchmarks for Intel CPUs with AMD graphics are exciting news for laptop gamers

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Intel and AMD may be processor rivals, but as we saw at the start of this week, they’ve got together to produce a new Intel Core H laptop CPU which will feature Radeon graphics – and benchmarks have just leaked showing the power of Intel’s chips which have integrated AMD GPUs. The reported benchmarks spotted […]

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Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan

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Amazon has continued its hardware push into Asia after it launched the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot in Japan today. Alongside the hardware, it is also making its Alexa voice assistant available in the country. That means that developers will gain access to Alexa Skills — which has support for Japanese — while consumers […]

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Kindle Oasis Review: Way Better, Way Bigger

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Earlier this year, I caught myself complaining to a colleague that I don’t read enough books. I read more than ever, but I’d largely replaced books with magazine features, news stories, and tweets. (Mostly tweets, if I’m being honest.) I read in fits and starts: five minutes in line at Safeway, 20 minutes on the […]

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